Book Review: AURAT, MARD AUR MAIN By Umera Ahmed

Description

Conveying a pretty serious message in a very simple style, Aurat Mard aur Main (English: Woman, Man and I) is a very intelligently written and thoughtful story told from three perspectives; a woman’s, a man’s and the third, the devil’s.
It has been published in Darbar-e-Dil.

Author Profile

Umera Ahmed is one of the most widely-read and popular Urdu fiction novelist and screenplay writer of this era.
She completed her Masters in English Literature from Murray College, Sialkot. Later she became an English language lecturer for the students of O and A levels at Army Public College, Sialkot. However she left the job a few years back in order to devote her full attention to writing.
She began her writing career in 1998 at a quite young age. Her initial stories were published in monthly urdu digests and later came out in the form of books. She has written about 16 books , comprising of complete novels and compilations of short stories. However it was her novel “Peer-e-Kaamil (S.A.W.W)” which became her identity.

Review

This was a digitized pdf read. This is one of those stories that I read after joining GR. I wanted to read everything Umera has written. I read ’em all but did not get to review in details. So, here goes.
Aurat, Mard aur Main is a stroke of brilliance.

The story is narrated from three different point of views. I can’t write a single word without spoiling it for readers. But rest assured, the third POV will blow your mind.

Read it to be amazed and to find out who is ‘Main’ in the title.

I will meet you in another review.

Shabana Mukhtar

 

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